Hey Monster V,
I would try to make sure you just stay awake as you drive through the prairies (LOL). Very boring at times, and tough to keep a high degree of interest after many many hours. ( I used to live and drive for a living there so I speak from experience). Very cool scenery in the summer when all the farmers fields are blooming though.
Do not use the squeegee at the gas stations anywhere as they all contain bits of abrasive bits, bugs, dirt, etc. I did this last summer at a gas station in the North Shore (Vancouver). When I cleaned my windshield and fairing with the foamy side of the squeegee I thought this is good, I got it all cleaned up. But when I squeegeed the water off I saw all the new scratches that I had just rubbed on to the bike. Stay away from other peoples squeegees and avoid wrecking your nice shiny plastic parts.
The foamy brush at car washes is another culprit to avoid on fairing, windsheild, and front fender parts. If you want to keep things looking new.